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New Hampshire Humanities presents:

Darby Field and the "First" Ascent of Mount Washington

Monday, April 29th at 1:00pm at COA

For more than 200 years historians believed that Darby Field made the first climb up Mount Washington in 1642. However, in the last several decades, questions have emerged about his use of Native American guides, about the likelihood of prior ascents by Native Americans, about the route Field may have followed on the mountain, and about whether Field actually made the ascent as claimed. Allen Koop examines how historians reconstruct the "truth" when given scant, vague, and even contradictory evidence. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.



Reiki Informational Workshop

Tuesday, May 14th at 1:00pm

Linda Luck of “Lady Luck healing therapies” will be conducting an informational workshop regarding Shamballa Reiki at COA. During the workshop, she will describe a typical session including what Shamballa Reiki can do for you. Linda will also talk about energy work in general and if you are interested, you may participate in a short experience of feeling and working with personal energy.

Linda has Master’s Degrees in Education and Metaphysics and is a Master Healer Teacher of Shamballa Reiki. Linda has been practicing and teaching Reiki for over 15 years. She is also a Nationally Certified Hypnotherapist with over 17 years’ experience. Linda does hypnotherapy for stress reduction, habit cessation and weight control among other uses. She has also received specialized training in Past Life Regression and has been practicing PLR for over 10 years.

Linda will also be available for 15-minute one-on-one Reiki sessions on the 4th Tuesday of each month beginning June 25th. Appointments available between 9:30am and 3:00pm. $15/session.

Please call COA at 526-6368 to register for the May 14th workshop or for an appointment on June 25th.


Enjoy a Free 15-Minute Chair Massage

Thursday, May 16th

Appointments beginning at 10:00am

Massages provided by Teresa Colangelo, Licensed Massage Therapist

Please call COA at 526-6368 to schedule an appointment.


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with Deborah Coffin

Tuesday, May 21st at 1:30pm

Zentangles are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract, black and white art created through a very specific method from a collection of simple, structured patterns called tangles. Zentangles are not only beautiful, they are fun and relaxing to create. The process of creating a Zentangle is a form of artistic meditation as one becomes completely engrossed in making each pattern, deliberately focusing on one stroke at a time. The creativity options and pattern combinations are boundless. Anyone can do it and Deborah will guide you through the entire process! There is no charge for this class. Maximum number of students is 12. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.



New Hampshire Humanities presents:

Family Stories: How and Why to Remember and Tell Them

Tuesday June 4th at 10:30am

Telling personal and family stories is fun - and much more. Storytelling connects strangers, strengthens links between generations, and gives children the self-knowledge to carry them through hard times. In this active and interactive program, storyteller Jo Radner shares foolproof ways to mine memories and interview relatives for meaningful stories. Participants practice finding, developing, and telling their own tales. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.

Jo Radner received her Ph.D. from Harvard University. Before returning to her family home in western Maine as a freelance storyteller and oral historian, she spent 31 years as professor at American University in Washington, DC, teaching literature, folklore, American studies, Celtic studies, and storytelling.